Drake Talks Ghostwriting Rumors and Cultural Appropriation in Rap Radar Interview

Drake recently sat down with Rap Radar‘s Elliott Wilson and Brian “B-Dot” Miller in his Toronto home for an extensive interview. Over the course of two-and-a-half hours, the artist talked about ghostwriting rumors, beef with other artists, accusations of cultural appropriation, his current label situation, and more.

On the difference between ghostwriting and collaborating with other artists:

“Look, if it makes a great song…but it’s you and this other person that’s cooking it up, you’re not doing anything wrong.”

On borrowing other cultures’ musical styles in his songs:

“That’s not appropriating… I make a point to give opportunity to people that I respect. Wizkid was on [“One Dance”] with me, and I had blessings from the real dons in that space.”

Watch the interview above.

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How Travis Scott and Drake’s SICKO MODE Was Produced

Rogét Chahayed

Grammy-nominated producer, Rogét Chahayed, recently sat down with Native Instruments and explained how an organ sound on KONTAKT inspired the hook for Travis Scott and Drake’s multi-platinum “SICKO MODE.”

Scott’s “SICKO MODE” was the second single from his third studio album, Astroworld, it is the first hip-hop song in history to spend more than 30 weeks on Billboard’s top ten.

Watch the Los Angeles based producer break down “SICKO MODE” above.

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Watch Drake’s ‘Money in the Grave’ Video Feat. Rick Ross


Drake has shared the music video for his recent single “Money in the Grave,” which features Rick Ross. The grainy black and white video, which was directed by Theo Skudra, includes scenes of Drake performing at an arena and enjoying a glass of wine with Ross.

Drizzy released “Money in the Grave” in celebration of the Toronto Raptors winning the 2019 NBA Finals. It was accompanied by “Omerta” in a two-song release called “The Best in the World Pack.”

“Money in the Grave” hit No. 15 on DJcity’s Top 50 chart in June and was featured on this month’s trends list.

Check out the video above and download the song on DJcity.

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Drake, SiriusXM, and Pandora Announce Partnership


Drake (Source: Instagram)

Drake, one of the world’s biggest stars, and SiriusXM, “the world’s largest audio entertainment company,” have announced an extensive creative partnership.

The partnership, which will start rolling out later this year, will include a dedicated station, curated music, and collaborations with creative talent.

The deal will mark the first major artist collaboration between SiriusXM and Pandora since the companies merged earlier this year. The partnership is also the largest agreement both brands have signed with a major artist to date.

With the addition of Pandora, the largest music streaming service in the US, SiriusXM reaches more than 100 million people with its audio products.

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Watch Meek Mill’s ‘Going Bad’ Video Feat. Drake

meek mill and drake

Meek Mill and Drake channel their inner mob boss in the video for their club heater, “Going Bad.” The track, which peaked at No. 6 on Billboard’s Hot 100, was the second most-downloaded song of December on DJcity.

Directed by Kid Art, the visual features cameos from T.I., Swizz Beatz, Nipsey Hussle, Mustard, and more.

“Going Bad” appears on Meek’s 2018 chart-topping album, Championships. Five tracks from the project finished in the top 20 of DJcity’s most-downloaded songs of December.

Watch the video above and download “Going Bad” on DJcity.

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The Best Remixes of Travis Scott’s ‘SICKO MODE’

Drake and Travis Scott in the “SICKO MODE” video

Four months after its release, Travis Scott‘s “SICKO MODE” is still in heavy rotation with DJs. The track has also proved popular with remixers, the latest being Skrillex.

And the charts reflect that. The Drake, Juicy J, and Swae Lee-assisted anthem currently sits at No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot 100, making it the rapper’s highest-charting single to date.

Check out our favorite remixes and edits of “SICKO MODE” below.

All Of The Lights – Four Color Zack SICKO MODE Transition
“SICKO MODE” transitions into Nitti Gritti’s future bass flip of Kanye’s classic.

Joe Maz Remix
A creative, hard-hitting rework from a veteran.

Skrillex Remix
Skrill drops a bass-heavy official remix.

Tony Arzadon & Marc Stout Remix
“SICKO MODE” gets transformed into a groovy house track.

The Canadian DJ/producer gives “SICKO MODE” the bass house treatment.

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